Here's the first look at the Freddie Mercury movie

18 October 2017, 10:07

Freddie Mercury / Rami Malek

We still have to wait over a year before we get to see the Freddie Mercury biopic in cinemas, but we're finally getting some teasers from the film.

Rami Malek will be playing the Queen legend in the upcoming movie Bohemian Rhapsody, and director Bryan Singer has been sharing some images from the actor on set.

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The movie will document Freddie's rise to fame in the 1970s, and will end with Queen's iconic performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

This latest picture follows a recent image from the film, with Malek in full pomp as the legendary singer:

Last month, on-set footage showed Mr Robot actor Malek recreating the famous gig, and we have to say, we're pretty impressed:

Rounding out the cast are EastEnders actor Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Jamestown's Gwilym Lee as Brian May and Jospeh Mazzello as John Deacon.

Bohemian Rhapsody has been in development for years, with Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen originally expected to play Freddie. However, he left the project due to "artistic differences", with Brian May describing Cohen as "an arse". Oh dear.

Sadly, we won't be able to see the finished film until Christmas Day in 2018. But, early signs are good.